Christmas Basket Fund soars to $15,484


Staff Reports

The 75th annual Christmas Basket Fund jumped to $15,484 on Monday with recent donations of $690.

The newest donations include:

In memory of Barbara and Earl Hillebrand and Margaret and John Jarvis, $50, from Bill and Kathryn Jarvis

In memory of Patrick Barnes, $100

In memory of our beloved Terry and Zach Trotter, $50, from the Trotter family

In loving memory of Aden Jones Jr., $50, from Kevin and Karen, Kayla and Devin and Kenzi and Steven

In memory of my parents, Robert and Dorothy Kilgas, and brother, Al, $50, from Jenny

$50, from Bill and Kathryn Jarvis

In memory of Wayne Schneider, $100, from your girls

$100, anonymous

$100, anonymous

In loving memory of Wardell and Pauline White, $20, Dave and Marlene White

In loving memory of Robert “Jake” and Pearl Marshall, $20, Dave and Marlene White

The generosity of Jackson County residents has resulted in more than $10,000 being raised each of the past few years. Last year, the total was $11,430.

Donations may be mailed to or dropped off at American Legion Post 89, The Tribune or any JCB branch. Donors and their dedications are published daily in The Tribune.

Donations allow for $50 JayC Food Stores gift cards to be distributed to less-fortunate people in the area whose applications are approved.

Businesses, corporations, service groups, churches, individuals or families may donate. Donors may contribute anonymously if they choose and may dedicate their donations in memory or in honor of others.

The fund was started in 1945 by veterans returning home to Seymour and Jackson County from World War II to provide food for area families at Christmas.

Originally, the fund served those in need in Seymour, but it later was expanded to include all of Jackson County.

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